Hizb ut Tahrir’s Khilafah Bayyan Campaign in Pakistan: The People’s Demand is Khilafah Rashidah

Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Pakistan’s Khilafah Bayyan Campaign is well underway, beginning in January 2013 throughout Pakistan’s most populated cities, in the most prominent public places. The people are experiencing a strong response to the Bayyans (speeches), in which the speakers are calling the people to reject the current corrupt system and embrace the movement for establishing the Islamic Khilafah state in Pakistan.

The bayyans warned the people that the impending election drama is only to bring some new faces, along with some old faces. However, the real cause of misery and humiliation, the current democratic capitalist system, will remain firmly in its place. Just as in dictatorship, corruption, misery and humiliation are produced by democracy itself. Just like dictatorship, in democracy the sovereignty to legislate, deciding what is right and wrong, lies with men and not Allah سبحانه وتعالى. So self-serving individuals know that once elected into the democratic system, they can legislate laws to secure their interests. Any corrupt one amongst us regards his “investment” of millions of rupees to become a public representative through elections, a wise investment because it will give a good “return.” The assembly is not about taking care of the people’s interests, but a way for these corrupt elements to secure their own affairs and the affairs of those who selected and groomed them to rule, the colonialists.

The bayyans reminded the people that the Khilafah alone will relieve us of corruption, misery and humiliation. Rulers do not make laws and are subject to the laws of Allah as are all the citizens. The Khilafah will estimate the personal wealth of the wulah when they enter ruling and will take back any wealth they acquire during ruling when their rule ends. Islam will bring us relief from the hardship of unaffordable electricity, gas, kerosene, diesel and petrol. This is because in the Khilafah system, public properties, which include fuel and power, can neither be privatized nor even nationalized, rather the people are its actual owners, whilst the state only administers them on people’s behalf. So, the Khilafah will never profiteer from these public properties, rather it will ensure they benefit the entire society. The Khilafah will bring relief from the hardship of crippling taxes under the current system, release us from foreign debt, whilst unleashing huge alternative revenue sources for looking after the affairs of the people. In Islam, Allah سبحانه وتعالى decides which revenues are fair as well as who are able to pay them and taxation upon the poor is forbidden. Islam has its own unique system of revenue collection, including revenue from public properties, such as gas and oil, copper and gold, revenue from agriculture such as ushr and kharaj, and revenue from industrial manufacture, through Zakah on goods.

As for the foreign policy, the Khilafah will cut the root of foreign domination over the Muslims, as it will end all relations with hostile Kafir states. It will close their embassies, bases, residences for private military organizations and will prevent contact with their military and political officials. Rather than depending upon the Kuffar for strength and dignity, the Khilafah will work to unify all the Muslim Lands as one state and it will forge relationships with non-hostile Kafir states to facilitate making the call to Islam to them, leaving the hostile states isolated. And this is only some of that which Hizb ut Tahrir has prepared for implementation from the first moment the Khilafah is re-established Inshaa’Allah.

The Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah of Pakistan

18 Rabi’ II 1434